Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original postcard negative|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date made||c 1916-1918|
|Description||Portrait of an unidentified Australian soldier wearing a tin helmet and sheepskin vest and mittens to ward off the winter cold. The winter of 1916-17 was one of the coldest on record for over a decade on the Somme.|
From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.